The primary celebration of books and reading for children and schools in the UK is World Book Day.
World Book Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of March each year and 14 million book tokens are distributed through schools which children can spend on specially produced World Book Day books - or any book they want.
World Book Night is aimed at engaging adults and teenagers who don't regularly read in doing so. Each year some of the titles on our list will be appropriate for readers 14 years and older. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be a giver.
World Book Night Books written for Young Adults
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges by John Wagner
A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
World Book Night Books suitable for Young Adults
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith